Lester Elementary School
Lester Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%)
Lester Elementary School's student population of 156 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-5|
|Total Students||156 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||12 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
Lester Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 644 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lester Elementary School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (WV)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#574 out of 644 schools|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1||14:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Raleigh County Schools School District|
Nearby Public Schools
The nearest high school to Lester Elementary School is Independence High School (5.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Independence Middle School (4.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Crab Orchard Elementary School (4.1 miles away)
- School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
- Crab Orchard Crab Orchard Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 290 students
1404 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Rt
Crab Orchard, WV 25827
(304) 256-4577 4.1 PK-5 290
- Sophia Independence Middle School Grades: 6-8 | 453 students
800 Independence Road
Sophia, WV 25921
(304) 683-4542 4.8 6-8 453
- Glen Daniel Trap Hill Middle School Grades: 6-8 | 425 students
665 Coal River Road
Glen Daniel, WV 25844
(304) 934-5392 4.8 6-8 425
- Fairdale Fairdale Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 475 students
772 Bolt Road
Fairdale, WV 25839
(304) 934-7217 5.1 PK-5 475
While students are enjoying time off this summer, school district officials across the country are grappling with the issues associated with Common Core Standards, as well as plenty of opposition from parents and teachers.
As more schools return to in-person learning, teachers and parents find themselves dealing with the trauma and stress created by the pandemic.
After more than a year of remote learning, schools are finally returning to in-person instruction but how has the pandemic changed the face of public education and what will it look like moving forward?